Red Duck Limited Release The Ox

Brewed by Purrumbete Brewing
Style: Imperial Stout
Alfredton, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
Robust Porter. For lovers of dark ales, this is the one you have been dreaming of. Deep, intense aromas. Strong, well balanced flavour. A long and memorable finish. Like its namesake, once you get started on The Ox, it is impossible to stop.

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doriangrey (62) - Diamond Creek, AUSTRALIA - SEP 5, 2017
Rather muddy in appearance, a pleasant tarry engine oil strong ale. A little reminiscent of Harviestoun Ola Dubh with a viscous peaty whiskey taste and a dash of liquorice, raisins and dark chocolate. OK but a little cherry cola on the palate

jtclockwork (16951) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2015
Bottle - thanks Max - Pours black tan head - nose/taste of coffee, roast chocolate, licorice - medium body.

vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2015
Bottle. Dark pour with tan head. Roasted and chocolate aromas. Chocolate, roasted, sweet malts.

Muggus69 (2601) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2015
330mL bottle from Warners at the Bay A serious let down in looks department (at least compared to others RIS); opaque black body with olive green edges with a foam that dissipates very quickly. Aroma is rich and port-like; muscat, chocolate, raisin, dates, thick caramel, vegemite, glace orange, alcohol and herbal hop. Somewhat fruity and spicy; almost reminiscent of really dark weizenbock, rather than a stout. Carbonation quite subdued, seemingly adding to the syrupy viscosity and sweetness of this beer. Length is very good; it seems to cling onto the palate. Certainly a sweet affair this one; lots of chocolate and caramel and raisin, prune and date. Bitterness is relatively low (comparatively) with a lingering toasty, spicy, nutty sort of finish, with some black fruits and hop spice lingering. Very sweet, not nearly enough roasted malt and unusually fruity for the style; certainly makes for a tasty beer, but it’d probably be better off calling itself a Belgian Strong Dark.

anders37 (26857) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2014
Bottle @ Björn tasting. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice aroma. Roasted malty licorice and chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty licorice and chocolate finish.

AndySnow (7933) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: Tasting at Björn.
Appearance: Dark brown colour with a small beige head.
Aroma: Dried fruit, raisin, plum, roasted malt.
Body: Medium body, low to medium carbonation.
Flavour: Dried fruit, a bit smoked malt, plum, some alcohol.

TBone (17799) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 9, 2014
Bottle at Björns. Dark brown color, tiny brown head. Sticky alcohol, toasted aroma. Medium-bodied. A bit papery, alcohol, licorice in the flavor. Simple is.

oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 9, 2014
[email protected]örn tasting. Brown colour, small off-white head. Aroma is roasted malts, some liquorice, mild wood and some earthy notes. Flavour is fruity, mildly alcoholic as well as some mild wooden notes. Quite tasty.

omhper (25379) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2014
Bottled. Dark brown, beige head. Chocolate and tar. Mid sweet with full body and rounded mouthfeel. Licorice and coffee, tar. Piney resinous bitter finish.

NBird (626) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2014
Looks. Spent motor oil black/brown, smallest of tan heads Smells.boozy plums and sultana, burnt caramels and liquorish Tastes. Salted choc and liquorish, cooked sultanas, some smoke/peated notes, some bitterness from coffee.

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